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(Scenic photo D7K_2250)




Kent map

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This rustic entrance gate opens to the Kent Independent Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF) Cemetery. The site is located amid rolling grassland and wheat fields just north of the community of Kent. (Scenic photo D7K_2250)


About the cemetery

Kent Independent Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF) Cemetery

Sherman County
Established 1891
ca. 173 burials


This small cemetery has 12 burials for the Schadewitz family, spanning three generations. The patriarch, Carl Henry Schadewitz (1828-1893), came to the United States before 1860, and lived in California before arriving in Oregon sometime after 1880. His sons remained in the Kent area as successful sheep and wheat ranchers. The cemetery has been designated historic by the state.